Our PA clinical experience is structured on a rotating basis with on-campus didactic sessions, which allows for an ongoing student-preceptor-faculty relationship and educational experience.
The clinical experience is not considered a practicum or an internship, but is an integral part of the student's learning process.
To maintain compliance with the most recent ARC-PA standards, prospective and enrolled students must not be required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors. Upon acceptance into the program, students will work with the UND DPAS clinical education team for all primary care and specialty rotation placements. Students may not contact any known or prospective preceptors, or attempt to establish their own clinical rotations. Clinical rotations may occur in any geographical area that the program deems fit to meet program requirements and national accreditation standards which are of utmost priority. It is the responsibility of the program to achieve program objectives required for graduation. Students should expect to travel outside of their home area and temporarily relocate to complete clinical experiences required for graduation.
The Primary Care Preceptor Overview provides further information for the physician and/or physician assistant preceptor regarding program expectations and preceptor responsibilities.